The Seven Principles are grounded in science. Leave No Trace Ireland strives to create a framework that can help anyone get outside and enjoy their world responsibly.
Here are some tips to enjoy the parks and Leave No Trace while visiting:
Check access, can you camp? Do you have permission?, is their access to use a water or access a trail?
Check the season access and road on AA route planner, is their construction or any expeceted?
Check the weather during your entire stay.
Stick to the trails when hiking, biking and however else you enjoy the outdoors.
Use a map.
Can you use public transportation or carpool to reduce congestion?
What are the rules associated with trash? Do you need to pack everything out? Are there trash cans available?
Are there bear boxes and are you allowed to leave trash or food in your car?
Learn about the native species in Ireland you are visiting and if there are any non-natives in the area causing damage. Is there anything you can do to help, liking brushing off your shoes or bike tires?
How will you be cooking your meals? Will you use a stove or open flame?
If you are making a campfire are you prepared to put it out?
What types of wildlife live in the areas you will be visiting?
Remember to check if you can bring your dog. If you do, remember to keep your dog on a leash.
Please don’t feed the animals.
Check the local rules and regulations of the park?
We are all outside to enjoy the outdoors, even though we have different activities to enjoy the outdoors we are all there for the same reason and it is important to respect that.